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OneWeb user terminal and solar array design wins IDEA

Delve, formerly Design Concepts, has been named a winner in the 36th annual International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA®) conducted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

IDSA Board of Directors Chair John Barratt — himself a former IDEA jury chair — hails the competition as “the authority on design,” showcasing new designs in products that are used every day, and products featuring first-of-a-kind innovations.

Delve's design of the OneWeb User Terminal and Solar Array won an IDEA 2016 Bronze in the Social Impact category. The solar-powered user terminals will be the local, land-based piece of OneWeb’s goal of providing global high-speed Internet access via a constellation of low-earth-orbit satellites. This concept combines satellite communications, Wi-Fi and cellular technologies, and a solar power source into a compact, self-contained solution.

OneWeb’s system will provide Internet and communications capabilities to the 56 percent of the world’s population who lack access to the connected world,” said Dave Franchino, President and Principal of Delve, formerly Design Concepts. “Our team created a universal design concept that is easily installed by an average person living in any culture anywhere in the world — from a tribe in the Brazilian rain forest to a teacher in rural Ethiopia. This unprecedented access to information will empower communities and individuals while fostering creativity, education and equality. We believe the results will be transformative for the entire globe."

A selection of IDEA 2016 winners will be showcased in an exhibit that opens July 11 at The Henry Ford— also the site of the grand IDEA 2016 Ceremony and Samsung-sponsored Gala on August 17 that coincides with the kickoff of the IDSA International Conference set for August 17-20 at the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center.

About IDSA

Founded in 1965, the nonprofit IDSA is one of the oldest and largest membership associations for industrial design professionals, with thousands of members in dozens of Professional Chapters, Student Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally. IDSA sponsors IDEA®, the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition. The Society hosts events including an annual International Design Conference, five District Design Conferences and a Medical Design Conference—bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in industrial design and related fields. Global outreach includes designUpdate and designBytes e-newsletters; INNOVATION magazine; and the Yearbook of Design Excellence featuring IDEA, IDSA Award and Student Merit Award winners. IDSA Ambassadors support and promote industrial design with research and thought leadership.

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